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Graham & Brown: New Wallpaper!

Graham & Brown sent over some of their exciting new collections which launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York last month. Graham & Brown unveiled new designs from renowned designers Kelly Hoppen (UK) and Amy Butler (US). Kelly Hoppen is a world renowned designer who has pioneered a simple, yet opulent style  — her blend of Eastern & Western influence is quick striking. Then there is Amy Butler who is known for her midwest modern style with spirit and color. She combines fresh prints that really look great as papers on the wall as you can see below. Yum!

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler Wallpaper

You can view more of Kelly’s wallcoverings here and you may see the full range from Amy Butler here.

Out of the patterns shown above, which do you like the best and where can you see it in your home? I like Lacework (reminds me of doilies and you know I have a think for those!), Momento, Passion Lily and Temple Tulips. They have different colorways of each of the patterns shown above so be sure to check out the website to view them all. I would also like to have several of these papers to line drawers, cabinets or to use to create a patchwork design on the wall or door – so pretty!

(images: graham & brown)

Posted in walls on June 10, 2010

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Turner Pocock is an interior design firm in London that also happens to have a sophisticated and slightly whimsical collection of wallcoverings divided into two themes – sporting goods with papers that have a cricket and a tennis (perfect timing!) theme, and an animal line collection with several furry friends from polar bears to zebras. My favorite is the Ostrich paper shown below in pink. Love!

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Priced at £70.50 RRP, you can purchase some of these fun prints for your home from the Turner Pocock website if you’d like. Here is a sampling to whet your appetite.

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

Turner Pocock Wallpaper

These papers are inspired by the illustrative work of aritst Catherine Cazalet who recently joined forces with Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock, the founders of the firm. Thank you Sally for these images and for introducing me to Turner Pocock!

(images: turner pocock wallpaper)

Posted in walls on May 26, 2010

Buttons + Birdhouses For Your Walls

Hello friends! How are you today? I’ve been very busy but I’m so glad to be here with you now to share a few goodies and talk a little. So! How’s everything? And can you get over that Pottery Barn contest I’m running — sheesh, right? I nearly died when all those entries came in, over 1,200 in less than a day. I had no clue that I had so many PB fans reading this site but it’s great to know. Alright are you ready to look at something pretty? Good. I shared these two wallpaper patterns with you before but I have new photos now (close ups, yay!) so I can share them again as these are much better… I imagine the buttons paper in my future craft room on one wall… behind my desk… Dreamy, right? Here have a look and see what you think. These two patterns are from Studio Ditte in the Netherlands and are being offered by The Collection in Paris who just so happens to have an English online shop AND they ship globally. Oh yeah, baby.

Studio Ditte

Studio Ditte

Birdhouse is sold on a 6 meter roll for 150 euros or 3 meters for 80 euros. Button comes on a 6 meter roll for 135 euros or 3 meters for 75 euros. It’s definitely not “budget” but this is likely the kind of paper you’d cherish for many years so the investment may be worth it for you. Aw, these soooo sweet.

(images: studio ditte/the collection)

Posted in walls on April 14, 2010

Brigitte Home Wallpaper

I spent most of my day today in a most unexpected way because I did not intend to visit a massive Home Depot-like store called Toom but as it turns out — it was quite fun! Though I found something odd there that I’ll detail below because perhaps a few locals can clue me in on my strange finding… Anyway! I’ve been to these super mega home stores in Germany before but was quite surprised by how similar things felt as I roamed aisles of plants in the garden center and gorgeous pots of all sizes — I felt like I was back home in America. It was surreal really.

Brigitte Home Wallpaper

I like this pattern above because it looks almost like mosaic tile.

And good news for me is that I found some lovely gray pots for my mini olive topiary trees that sit in the windows. I will work on planting them later tonight since it’s Easter weekend and I’m taking the next four days off since company is coming! Yay! In addition to gorgeous (and cheap!) pots, I came across wallpaper books and a few struck me as quite nice though the one that stood out the most was called Brigitte Home under the A.S. Creation Tapeten brand. The wallpaper book was pretty and fresh and so I wrote down the website hoping they’d have a few images online and they did. But only a few…

Brigitte Home Wallpaper

So now you can get a taste of how German wallpaper is often presented where I live. Everything here has been such a learning experience — it’s hard to describe unless you’ve lived outside of your country but it’s odd to go from knowing so much about items for the home to suddenly knowing so little! It feels odd but also exciting to walk through mega stores and recognize very few (if any) brands. Many of the products are unknown to me — there is so much to learn and until I’m fluent in German, translating words like Spackle, Putty and Glue Guns can be challenging and always comical. I sometimes feel overwhelmed by it all but I’m on new turf now so I view it as a great learning experience.

So now to tell you about my odd finding… As I mentioned already, I was in Toom shopping for plant pots and was quite surprised to see that they sold fish, bunnies, mice, outdoor fish for ponds, birds of all sorts, and craft supplies and even a bakery for fresh bread. They also had pools of big living clams (I have no clue why, really) and that is my “odd finding”. It was fun to browse wallpaper, paint, grab a delicious piece of chocolate bread, check out some finches and see craft supplies and loads of how-to books that covered everything from how to make your own window decals to sewing table runners. They had lots of storage things and wall decals too. But clams? Big, live ones? With the fish and mice and birds? Can someone enlighten me? They don’t strike me as pet-like. :)

(images: brigitte home)

Posted in walls on April 01, 2010

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